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Mount Prospect, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Mount Prospect had a population of 55,452 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Prospect ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Prospect is located at latitude 42.0654 and longitude -87.9375 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mount Prospect (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of Mount Prospect (GNIS ID: 2399416) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mount Prospect is located within Township of Elk Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Prospect population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Prospect, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,452
Population in Households 55,301
Population in Familes 46,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 5,360
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 21,148
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 14,643
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,690 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,459 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,105 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $320,206
Average Home Value $336,336


Median Household Income $69,465
Average Household Income $90,134
Per Capita Income $34,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.26%
Households 0.45% 0.33%
Families 0.11% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Prospect, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Prospect to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 98th
Population Density1 # 32 98th
Diversity Index2 # 121 91st
Median Household Income # 243 82nd
Per Capita Income # 190 86th

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